Top Of The Morning News: February 13, 2013
The largest identity theft case in Missouri is being taken to court. The Missouri Senate gave initial approval to a fix for the state’s Second Injury Fund. A Missouri Senate committee hears testimony on a bill that would eliminate the prevailing wage law.
Identity Theft Charges Termed Largest In Missouri History
Operator of former car dealerships in Independence, Blue Springs and Illinois is jailed and charged with what the Missouri Attorney General calls the biggest identity theft case ever taken to court in Missouri. At least 44 alleged victims fell prey. Read more here.
Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Workers' Comp, 2nd Injury Fund Fix
The Missouri Senate on Tuesday night gave first-round approval to a workers’ compensation bill that includes a proposed fix for the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund. Find out more about the fix here.
Mo. Sen. Committee Considers Bill That Would Eliminate Prevailing Wage Rule
Legislation that would eliminate the prevailing wage requirement in Missouri was heard Tuesday by a State Senate committee. The state calculates various wages that are to be paid in each county and in St. Louis for construction trades on building projects. The sponsor, State Senator Dan Brown (R, Rolla), says eliminating prevailing wage requirements would give smaller businesses outside of St. Louis and Kansas City a fair shot at landing construction contracts. Find out more here.